A handy list of photo albums and games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and their dates and 
times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Apr. 25 through Sunday, May 1, 2016
Issue No. 117

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The Bay Area's team, the San Francisco FlameThrowers, have a roster full of stars and remain undefeated in the early season at 5-0. Catch their next game on Friday night, May 6, when they host their fierce rival, the San Jose Spiders, at the Laney College football field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART. Go to for the 2016 season schedule and tickets! 

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Draymont Green - 2015 - Rich Yee
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, uncompromising on his insistence not to lose, contributed 13 points, four rebounds and one assist in a scalding third quarter on Sunday, leading the Warriors to a decisive 121-94 victory over the Houston Rockets in their first-round playoff series. The Warriors now lead the series 3-1, with Game 5 to be played Wednesday evening at Oracle Arena at 7:30 p.m. A major concern is the status of the NBA's reigning MVP, Stephen Curry, who sprained his knee at the end of the second quarter. An MRI is scheduled for Monday. Photo by Rich Yee.

Game Day - 3-31-16
Henry's Sports Bar is Berkeley's best place to catch all the games on 13 TVs, including the 108" Big Screen TV. We have all the Sports Packages and Sports Channels, including the Pac-12 Network. From baseball to soccer / futbol, to the Rio Olympics to Cal Athletics, come to Henry's for great local and regional craft brews, FAN-tastic food and great times with your friends at Berkeley's Best Sports Bar and GastroPub. Henry's is located at Hotel Durant just steps away from UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, and the Greek Theater. Monday Night Baseball specials! Watch the Warriors march through the Playoffs, watch baseball with all the teams playing, including the Giants and A's, and get ready to SCOOOOOOORE! with the biggest soccer matches of the year at Henry's Sports Bar and GastroPub,
2600 Durant Street, Berkeley, 94704! 
(510) 809-4132.

Sharks - 4-20-16 - Rich Yee
San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau exalts after scoring on a power-play goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series at SAP Center in San Jose on Wednesday night, April 20. The Sharks emerged with a 3-2 victory, extending their playoff success to a 3-1 game lead over the Los Angeles Kings. Photo by Rich Yee.

Sharks - 4-20-16 - Rich Yee
Airborne and without wings! Or his stick. San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun is about to incur bumps and bruises, unless Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson can provide a soft landing. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

Ronnie Lott - 4-18-16 - Rich Yee
Star power in the house! Venerable Bay Area sports legend Ronnie Lott was among  San Jose Sharks fans cheering on the team during their first home playoff game at SAP Center in San Jose on Monday, April 18. Unfortunately the Sharks fell in overtime in Game 3 to the rival Los Angles Kings, 2-1, but still led the seven-game series 2-1. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

Jake Peavy - 4-23-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy limited the Miami Marlins to two runs over seven innings, striking out four while chipping in a two-run single in a 7-2 victory on Saturday evening at AT&T Park. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

San Francisco Giants - 4-23-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence took a tumble in the eighth inning when he dove for a ball and rolled onto his head -- fortunately without injury.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

Stephen Vogt - 4-25-16 - Michael Zagaris
The best road-team in major league baseball? Pretty close, as right now the Oakland A's are flashing an impressive 7-2 record when away from their Coliseum digs. But they win at home as well. Above, A's catcher Stephen Vogt celebrates a seventh inning home run on April 16 that helped defeat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. 

Carlos Hyde - 4-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, a third-year starter from Ohio State University, will see plenty of action again during the 2016 season. Here he sidesteps veteran Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril at Levi's Stadium last October.  The 49ers will play their NFC West Division rivals twice this season: the third game of the 2016 schedule in Seattle on September 25, and the season finale at Levi's Stadium on January 1. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Khalil Mack - 2015 - Ed Jay
Outside linebacker and defensive end Khalil Mack, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders, has proven to be an outstanding selection. In 2015, Mack became the first, first-team All-Pro in NFL history to be elected in two different positions in the same year. With the 2016 NFL draft a few days away and the Raiders currently holding the No. 14 overall pick, can lightening strike twice? Photo by Ed Jay.

San Jose Earthquakes - 4-24-16 - Kenneth Wong
After sprinting past San Jose Earthquakes defenders Andres Imperiale (center) and Victor Bernardez (right), forward Dom Dwyer of Sporting Kansas City would lose his balance in pursuit of the ball. The Quakes came away with a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Avaya Stadium on Sunday, as forward Chris Wondolowski buried a second-half penalty kick, his seventh goal in eight matches. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

San Jose Earthquakes - 4-24-16 - Kenneth Wong
Sparing no effort, midfielders Anibal Godoy (No. 30) of the San Jose Earthquakes and Roger Espinoza (No. 27) of Sporting Kansas City jockey to control the ball. With the Quakes win, San Jose would earn three points. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

San Jose Earthquakes - 4-24-16 - Kenneth Wong
Fancy footwork was on display as midfielders Alberto Quintero (No. 91) of the Quakes and Brad Davis (No. 11) of Sporting Kansas City kick up their heels. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

Swinging Skirts - 4-24-16 - Ed Jay
Haru Nomura of Japan won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday at Lake Merced Golf Course for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year, capturing the top prize of $300,000. Above, Nomura tees off from the 9th hole. Photo by Ed Jay.

Swinging Skirts - 4-24-16 - Ed Jay
LPGA tournaments are fan-friendly and San Francisco native and tournament participant Danielle Kang, winner of the U.S. Amateur twice, obliged a fan when asked for her shoes. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

San Jose Giants - 4-21-16 - Kenneth Wong
The San Jose Giants opened their seven-game homestand with a 5-2 win over the Modesto Nuts on Thursday evening, April 21, at Municipal Stadium in San Jose. The Giants will see Modesto for three more home games before welcoming in the Stockton Ports on Tuesday through Thursday of next week. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page  and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

Mazda - 4-25-16 - Kenny Karst
The GTD class No.45 Audi R8 LMS driven by Markus Winkelhock of Flying Lizard Motorsports leads the GTLM class No. 25 BMW M6 driven by Bill Auberlen of BMW Team RLL through the famed, sloping Corkscrew turns at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2015 running of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. The 2016 event is scheduled this coming weekend, April 29 through May 1. Tickets and further information at www.mazdaraceway.comPhoto by Kenny Karst.

Mazda - 4-25-16 - Kenny Karst
A Continental Tire girl poses for a photo in the racing pits at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2015 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. This year's event starts in just five days, on Friday, April 29 and runs through Sunday, May 1.  Tickets and further information at www.mazdaraceway.comPhoto by Kenny Karst.

FlameThrowers - 4-23-16 - Ron Sellers
San Francisco FlameThrowers Joel Schlachet uses every inch of his body to contest the throw by Nick Smith of the San Diego Growlers. The Flamethrowers continued their undefeated season with a resounding 31-14 win at Laney College in Oakland on Saturday night. Next up are their Bay Area rivals, the San Jose Spiders on Friday, May 6. Photo by Ron Sellers.

FlameThrowers - 4-23-16 - Ron Sellers
Contested until the final second, a Flamethrower (in black) attempts to block what appears to be a certain score. The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) match-up featured the San Francisco Flamethrowers hosting the San Diego Growlers, with the FlameThrowers winning convincingly, 31-14. Photo by Ron Sellers.

FlameThrowers - 4-23-16 - Ron Sellers
Defense, and more defense was the name of the game, as San Francisco FlameThrower Sonny Zaccaro (right) and Adam Raty (center) doubled-team the thrower while Clay Miller (left) covered the San Diego Growlers receiver. Their efforts would be effective, limiting the Growlers to a season-low 14 points. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.
Grand Fondo - 4-16-16 - Larry Rosa
The weekend of April 14-17 brought thousands of cyclists from around the world to Laguna Seca for the Sea Otter Classic. A four-day cycling event and exposition, with multiple racing and recreational rides, had almost everything under the sun related to biking. Above, Pacific Grove, mile 22. Photo by Larry Rosa.

Sea Otter Class - 4-16-16 - Larry Rosa
The Sea Otter Classic festival has been going strong since 1991 and this past Saturday, April 16, the Grand Fondo road bike race took off through scenic Monterey and Carmel. Above, mile 86 on Laurels Grade. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Larry Rosa.

San Francisco Delta - 4-23-16
The San Francisco Deltas, a new North American Soccer League (NASL), Division II member set to debut in February of 2017 at Kezar Stadium, held a lively bubble soccer event for their season-ticket fans and the public at the Marina Green on Saturday, April 23, in San Francisco. Photo credit: Santiago Mejia/SF Deltas.

San Francisco Deltas - 4-23-16
Drummers enlivened the San Francisco Deltas bubble soccer event on Saturday, April 23,
on San Francisco's Marina Green with their colorful presence.

San Francisco Deltas - 4-23-16
Advancing the ball in bubble soccer is NOT a walk in the park!
RAAM - 4-25-16
Five-time Race Across America (RAAM) finisher Marko Baloh of Slovenia is hard at work preparing for his first RAAM appearance since his 2013 fifth place ride. Last year Baloh was on the road with RAAM as a crew chief and trainer for US rider Scott Ragsdale and in 2014 Baloh fought a close contest with Adam Bickett to win in the Race Across the West. Though Baloh will race in the under-50 age category, he'll be one of the more senior riders in this year's field at age 48. But he'll also be one of the most experienced and most accomplished racers; the Slovenian has been on winning two-rider teams, taking second in 2006's Enduro category and third in 2009 and 2011. Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

Monday, Apr. 25
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 4:08 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Tacoma Rainiers,
     6:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,
     6:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 26
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 4:08 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Tacoma Rainiers,
     11:35 a.m.
Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,
     6:35 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 27
Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets,
     7:30 p.m. (Playoffs)
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 4:08 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 6:30 p.m.
  Thursday, Apr. 28
Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 10:08 a.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign,
     7 p.m. (Playoffs)
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 11:30 a.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 29
Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets, TBD,
     (Playoffs, if needed)
San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets,
     4:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 30
San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ Philadelphia Union,
     1 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express,
     7:05 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Orange County Blues
     FC, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1
Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets, TBD
     (Playoffs, if needed)
San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 10:10 a.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign, 3 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 1 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees,
     12:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 2:09 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express,
     1:05 p.m.
Golf Tournaments
7th Annual Bogey Bash, The Hill Course @
    Castlewood Country Club, Monday, May 9.

Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
Nashville Sounds (Oakland A's) -- AAA,
     Pacific Coast League
Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --
     AAA, Pacific Coast League
San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) -- Class A
      Advanced Affiliate, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate,  California League
(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game,  KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Barracuda: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM
Henry's calendar - 4-25-16
Sports Pulse
Jim Pollard - 4-25-16 - Paul Brekke-Miesner
Jim Pollard, from Oakland Tech High, lead the Minneapolis Lakers.
Bill Russell - 4-25-16 - Paul Brekke-Miesner
Bill Russell, who attended McClymonds High in Oakland, won 11 titles in a 13-year career with the Boston Celtics.

By establishing the new NBA single-season record of 73 wins, the Warriors, led by the greatest jumpshooter in the history of the game, brought about a certain harmonic convergence in the basketball universe by contributing to the city of Oakland's already amazing basketball pedigree.

While some basketball purists argue that the inner-city basketball culture exhibited in today's NBA was born on the public courts of New York City, a bit of homework will produce a significant argument that the basketball courts in Oakland also played a critical role in bringing the game to its current eminence.

It is interesting, for example, to discover that the jump shots of the Warriors' Stephen Curry raining down in Oracle Arena have an origin born on public courts just a few miles away. A 6-foot-6 prep sensation named Don Lofgran, who developed his game at Mosswood Park and Oakland Tech High School, was the originator of today's jump shot. The former California high school Player of the Year, and two-time All-American at the University of San Francisco, took New York by storm at the 1949 National Invitational Tournament, college basketball's premier tourney in the 1940s, displaying his one-handed jump shot as he led the Dons to the title. 

No less an expert than legendary coach Pete Newell, who was Lofgran's mentor at USF, said, "His jump shot was so new, the New York writers called it the 'kangaroo shot' ... They'd never seen anything like it." 

Lofgran was 18 years old when Newell first saw him and his unusual shot in a junior-college tournament in Sacramento. "Lofgran was way ahead of his time," said Newell. "People give Hank Luisetti credit for the jump shot, but his was kind of a running one-hander. Lofgran got to the top of his jump before releasing the ball, and I mean nobody had a shot like that then."

Next, you'll discover that the emergence of the point guard in today's game, as best exemplified by the multiple talents of Curry, has deep roots on the playgrounds of Oaktown. Starting with Lester Conner on Fremont High's 1977 state-championship team, Oakland has been an incubator for the modern-day point guard, with a shiny new model emerging every few years. After Conner, the former Oregon State All-American who was a first-round draft choice of the Warriors in 1982, there was Brian Shaw, a pivotal piece of three NBA championships with the Lakers in the early 2000s. Then came greats like Gary Payton and Jason Kidd who revolutionized the position and could dominate games without scoring points. The latest shiny model is Damian Lillard, the NBA's 2013 Rookie of the Year. He emerged from the playgrounds of Oakland's Brookfield Village neighborhood to take the league by storm.

But before Oakland's amazing run of point guards, there was the player that set the cornerstone of Oakland's great basketball legacy: the one and only Bill Russell. The Warriors won their second NBA title last season, but when you consider that Russell won 11 titles over a 13-year career with the Boston Celtics, the Warriors' accomplishments may seem somewhat pedestrian in comparison. Although no one thought the Chicago Bulls' record of 72 wins in a season would ever be eclipsed, it is unlikely that Russell's 11 titles with the Celtics will ever be surpassed. Russell, the McClymonds High great, revolutionized basketball with his rebounding and shot blocking, changing the game from a horizontal to a vertical contest. In college, where Russell led USF to back-to-back NCAA titles, his dominance forced college officials to widen the lane from 6 to 12 feet and disallow offensive goaltending -- changes that were dubbed the "Russell Rules." He later became the first black coach in NBA history.

And speaking of championships and what some prognosticators are calling a potential Warriors dynasty, we can't forget Hall of Famer Jim Pollard. The "Kangaroo Kid" from Oakland Tech High helped lead pro basketball's first dynasty, the Minneapolis Lakers, to six championships during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

There are many more feats and players in Oakland's glorious basketball history too numerous to mention here. Suffice it to say that the Warriors' accomplishments are just deserts for a city that has contributed so greatly to the game of basketball.
Paul Brekke-Miesner is the author of Home Field Advantage: The City That Changed the Face of Sports. The book is available at local book stores and at 

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Biletnikoff - 4-16-16  
Each year, an amazing group of celebrities and vendors attend the Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Invitational and this year is no exception! Below you'll find the first of several previews of the guests who will be joining us on
  May 2nd at Ruby Hill Golf Club.
Celebrity guests include: Daryl Lamonica, Charlie Joiner, Cliff Branch
and Mervyn Fernandez.
We hope you will join us at the historic and beautiful Ruby Hill Golf Club for a fun and memorable day with Hall-of-Famers, Oakland Raiders, actors, musicians, entertainers and comedians in support of a great cause. We hope to see you in attendance this year!

Click here to register for the Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Invitational benefiting the Biletnikoff FoundationIf you have any questions about the registration process,
please call at (925) 556-2525.
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De La Salle Summer Basketball Camps 
Now Open!
Registration for our summer 2016 De La Salle basketball camp sessions are filling up quickly, with young boys and girls eager to have fun. Inspire a child's love for basketball by encouraging them to sign up and participate in one of our many camps this summer.

Click here to register for our summer basketball camps. Early registrations by May 1 will receive a special discount off the regularly scheduled price.

We hope to see many young boys and girls this summer at De La Salle High School.

Go Spartans,
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California poet Alta is inspired by athletes.
Her book, Another Moment: Living Well with a Dread Disease & Everything that Grows Can Also Shrink, details how she fights MS and has been healing from breast cancer. 

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San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Aug. 11th-15th     Houston Texans            TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 18th-22nd    @ Denver Broncos       TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 25th-28th     Green Bay Packers       TBD        KPIX 5
Thurs., Sept. 1      San Diego Chargers    TBD        KPIX 5
San Francisco 49ers Season Schedule
Week      Date         Opponent                        Time           TV
1   Mon., Sept. 12   Los Angeles Rams     7:20 p.m.   ESPN
2   Sun., Sept.  18  @ Carolina Panthers   10 a.m.      FOX
3   Sun, Sept. 25    @ Seattle Seahawks   1:05 p.m.   FOX
4   Sun., Oct. 2        Dallas Cowboys           1:25 p.m.   FOX
5   Thurs., Oct. 6     Arizona Cardinals         5:25 p.m.  
6*  Sun., Oct. 16    @ Buffalo Bills                10 a.m.       FOX
7*  Sun., Oct. 23    Tampa Bay Bucs             1:05 p.m.   FOX
8*  Sun., Oct. 30    BYE Week
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     New Orleans Saints        1:05 p.m.   FOX
10*  Sun., Nov. 13   @ Arizona Cardinals    1:25 p.m.   FOX
11*  Sun., Nov. 20   New England Patriots   1:25 p.m.   CBS
12*  Sun., Nov. 27   @ Miami Dolphins         10 a.m.      FOX
13*  Sun., Dec. 4     @ Chicago Bears          10 a.m.      FOX
14*  Sun., Dec. 11   New York Jets                1:05 p.m.   CBS
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ Atlanta Falcons        1:05 p.m.   FOX
16    Sat., Dec. 24    @ Los Angeles Rams  1:25 p.m.   FOX
17*   Sun., Jan. 1     Seattle Seahawks         1:25 p.m.   FOX
 All times Pacific
*  Beginning with Week 6 and excluding Week 16, 49ers kickoff times are eligible to be "flexed" into the Sunday-night window.
Oakland Raiders Preseason Schedule
Date                     Opponent                        Time        TV
Fri., Aug. 12        @ Arizona Cardinals     7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Thurs., Aug. 18   @ Green Bay Packers   5 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Sat., Aug. 27        Tennessee Titans           5 p.m.   CBS
Thurs., Sept. 1     Seattle Seahawks          7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU

Oakland Raiders Season Schedule
Week      Date        Opponent                          Time            TV         
1   Sun., Sept. 11   @ New Orleans Saints   10 a.m.        FOX
2   Sun., Sept. 18    Atlanta Falcons                1:25 p.m.    CBS
3   Sun., Sept. 25   @ Tennessee Titans       10 a.m.       CBS
4   Sun., Oct. 2      @ Baltimore Ravens         10 a.m.       CBS
5*  Sun., Oct. 9      San Diego Chargers         1:25 p.m.    CBS
6*  Sun., Oct. 16   Kansas City Chiefs             1:05 p.m.    CBS
7*  Sun., Oct. 23   @ Jacksonville Jaguars     10 a.m.      CBS
8*  Sun., Oct. 30   @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 a.m.     CBS
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     Denver Broncos                   5:30 p.m.   NBC
10*   BYE Week
11*   Mon., Nov. 21  Houston Tex. (Mex. City)   5:30 p.m. ESPN
12*   Sun., Nov. 27   Carolina Panthers           1:25 p.m.    CBS
13*   Sun., Dec. 4     Buffalo Bills                       1:05 p.m.    CBS
14*   Thurs., Dec. 8  @ Kansas City Chiefs      5:25 p.m.
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ San Diego Chargers  1:25 p.m.    CBS
16    Sat., Dec. 24     Indianapolis Colts           1:05 p.m.    CBS
17    Sun., Jan. 1      @ Denver Broncos          1:25 p.m.    CBS
All times Pacific
* Subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

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San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street


East Bay

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Henry's Sports Bar & GastroPub / Hotel Durant, Berkeley

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek



7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.



The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame



Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell   


Fair Oaks

Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.


Half Moon Bay 

Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road


Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  


Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real


Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   


San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    


San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue


Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue


Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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